Bromsgrove International School
About Bromsgrove International School
Bromsgrove International School Thailand (BIST) is a privately owned independent institution which uses the name Bromsgrove under license from Bromsgrove School UK. Bromsgrove School in England was established in 1553 and is a top co-educational day and boarding school in the British Midlands. We are one of only two schools outside of England that carries the prestigious Bromsgrove name. A Bromsgrove School governor sits on the Board of Governors at BIST and both schools work very closely together and share the same ethos and educational philosophies.
We have a truly international student body made up of over 27 nationalities, including Thai, Korean, other ASEAN nationalities, European, North American and British. Class sizes are small, and adult:pupil ratios are among the best in the city.
Two purpose-built campuses
Bromsgrove is unique in its picturesque Thai setting, offering two specialist campuses on the outskirts of Bangkok, both in close proximity to Suvarnabhumi International Airport. Our Early Years campus is a safe haven, just moments from bustling Ramkhamhaeng road, whilst our Windsor Park Campus (Years 2-13), surrounded by rice fields and golf greens and in its own landscaped grounds, allows us to have large classrooms, big sports fields and lots of space to play, not to mention the lovely fresh air! We boast outstanding sporting facilities, cutting-edge learning and social spaces, Art Studio and a state-of-the-art Performing Arts Centre and 523 seat auditorium. We are also proud of our world-class boarding provision, which is amongst the very best in Asia.
We have the ambition and confidence of a larger school, whilst enjoying the intimacy and personalisation of a smaller institution, and we pride ourselves on the level of personalisation we provide for every student, regardless of their profile. Our students are predominantly very academic, and their quantitative, non-verbal and spatial scores place them regularly in the top stanine globally; however, we are also proud of our capacity within our specialist EAL teams to address low English levels when students initially join the school to ensure they make rapid progress as learners.
Curriculum and Accreditation
We offer a modified English National Curriculum from Pre-Nursery (aged 2) until Year 9 (aged 14). Thereafter, our students pursue first the international GCSE examinations at aged 16, and then A Level courses at 6th Form level, the gold standard pre-university qualification worldwide. In addition to A Levels, we also offer vocational Level 3 BTEC qualifications in a number of subjects. Our students regularly feature in the list of students whose results place them ‘Top in Thailand’ or ‘Top in the World’, and we are proud of the academic excellence of our students. We are a member of the Council of International Schools (CIS), currently undergoing accreditation with Education Development Trust (EDT) and a full member of the Federation of British International Schools in Asia (FOBISIA). In addition, we are members of the Boarding Schools Association (BSA), the International Schools Association of Thailand (ISAT) and the Thailand International Schools Activities Conference (TISAC). We are accredited by Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), EdExcel and AQA examination boards. Lastly, we are proud to be able to offer both the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award and the Bromsgrove Award which is an individualised student enrichment programme unique to BIST for our secondary students. Last year, we were shortlisted for the prestigious British International Schools Award for our forward-thinking ‘home learning’ initiative.
Our teachers predominantly come from the United Kingdom and are fully qualified; we also invest in staff Continuous Professional Development, including funding for Masters studies, as we endeavour to professionally develop all staff to an optimum degree.
The remuneration and benefits package on offer is competitive for the region and includes start and end of contract flights (then annual flights for renewal contracts), relocation allowance, school lunch, housing allowance, private medical insurance and a re-signing bonus for subsequent contracts. The cost of living in Bangkok is very low, and enables teachers to save a good percentage of their salary each month (most teachers save over a 1/3 of their salary), travel extensively locally and regionally, and enjoy the vibrant lifestyle unique to Bangkok.